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Building & Zoning
City of Pontiac Department of Building & Zoning
115 West Howard Street
Pontiac, IL  61764
Phone: (815) 844-1038
Fax: (815) 842-3885
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 07:30 A.M. to Noon;  1:00 to 4:30 P.M.


Codes to Protect Residents & Visitors

City Codes are established to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents and also visitors to Pontiac. The building and zoning office is responsible for enforcing city and state codes. The building and zoning office recognizes the importance of maintaining the quality of life that Pontiac residents and property owners deserve and enjoy.

Code Violations
If a property owner is found to be in violation of a city code and does not take corrective action, an abatement is issued and the property owner can be fined no less than $50 and not more than $500.

Each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. The following are guidelines and codes that all citizens need to be aware of to ensure that no violations exist. 

Codes Currently In Effect
  •  International Building Code 2012*
Ord. 2014-0-012
  •  International Residential Code 1 & 2 Family Dwellings 2012*
Ord. 2014-0-013
  •  International Fire Prevention Code 2012*
Ord. 2014-0-014
  •  International Property Maintenance Code 2012
Ord. 2014-0-015
  •  International Mechanical Codes 2012
Ord. 2014-0-016
  •  International Existing Building Code 2012
Ord. 2014-0-017
  •  National Electrical Code 2011
Ord. 2014-0-018
  •  All Appendices to the Adopted International Codes
 
  •  State of Illinois Plumbing Code (2014)
 
  •  Pontiac Code of Ordinances, as amended
 
  •  Illinois Energy Conservation Code 2015 (IECC as amended, from time to time)
 
  •  Illinois Radon Resistant Construction Act 420 ILCS 52/1
 
  •  Illinois Accessibility Code, The Americans with Disabilities Act - 2010
 
   

Ground
Snow 
Load
Wind
Speed
Topographic
Effects 
Seismic
Design
Category
Weathering Frost
Line 
Depth
Termite Winter
Design
Temp.
Ice
Shield
Required
 Flood
Hazard
Air
Freezing
Index
Mean
Annual
Temp. 
20 PSF   90 MPH No A Severe 32
Inches
Moderate
to Heavy
-4 F Yes Per
FEMA
1500 50 F

* - As Amended